Eutelsat Communications and Ovzon AB have entered into an agreement for the provision of satellite control services following a competitive bidding process involving all major satellite operators.
Eutelsat will ensure the control of Ovzon-3, the first satellite procured by Ovzon, over its full operational life.
Ovzon-3 is a geostationary satellite with multiple high-performance steerable beams and a revolutionary newly developed On Board Processor. To be launched in the fourth quarter of 2021, it will address the mobile connectivity segment.
Magnus Rene, chief executive officer of Ovzon AB, said: “Ovzon’s current service offering, through leased capacity, will be significantly expanded with the launch of our new satellite, Ovzon-3, in 2021.”
“The award of this contract is a testimony to the skills and reliability of Eutelsat’s satellite service teams,” Arlen Kassighian, director of Satellites Engineering and Operations at Eutelsat, said.